203A Glenburnie Dr.
New Bern, NC 28560
President | Chief of Operations
Trent, a New Bern native, has been working in the outdoors since he was young. From helping his grandfather in the garden, plowing the fields and planting seeds, to pulling weeds and picking up pine cones when he would get in trouble at St. Paul’s Catholic School. While in high school he started his first lawn business “Trent’s Lawn Maintenance”, his motto, “You grow it, We mow it”.
Following high school Trent was accepted into the horticulture program at Lenoir Community College. After a year in the program he decided to look into the forestry program at Wayne Community College. While he did well in the field of forestry, his true calling was in horticulture. After finishing his first year at Wayne he returned to Lenoir where he graduated a year later with an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Horticulture Technology. In 2003 a friend asked him to help start and run a landscape business, Atlantic Coast Landscape Company. In 2004 Trent took a job working with the City of New Bern Fire/ Rescue Dept. His schedule with the fire department allowed Trent to continue to be involved with the business which he later took over as proprietor.
Trent has since grown the company to include different divisions with multiple experts on staff. As Atlantic Coast continues to grow in order to better serve its customers, Trent continues to emphasize the lessons learned through his experiences as a child working with his grandfather in the garden.
Vice President | Chief Executive Officer | Marketing/Sales
Born in Greenville, North Carolina, Carlton has always been involved in the outdoors. He got his start in the landscape industry during high school where he worked for the owners of a large residential estate and horse stable maintaining the property. He began working with Trent and Atlantic Coast in February of 2007 while taking a break from a pre-engineering track at UNC-Wilmington.
As Carlton became more involved in the business, he realized entrepreneurship was his true calling. He returned to Greenville, enrolling in East Carolina University's School of Business, he graduated with Honors in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Now a purple and gold bleeding Pirate, Carlton stands behind his alma mater's motto, "Servire" meaning to serve.
He served on several committees and organizations at East Carolina such as Phi Sigma Pi's Ways and Means President where he was awarded with the National Outstanding Fundraiser Award in 2010. His team received national recognition from the Small Business Institute and took first place for their business planning and consulting work for a start-up holistic medical treatment clinic at ECU Physicians and Vidant Medical Center. He remains active with as many organizations as he can and continues to enjoy volunteering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. While with Atlantic Coast he was awarded the Young Professional Leadership Award in 2012 by the NC Nursery and Landscape Association. In 2014 he was selected to participate in the Trailblazer's program hosted by the Professional Landcare Network where Atlantic Coast had the opportunity to have a green industry professional consulting firm come in to work with the business. In his free time Carlton enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing music.